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David Eggar

David Eggar (also known as Dave Eggar) is cellist/composer. He has performed with Evanescence in acoustic shows and has written songs with Amy for the score of the film War Story (2014).

Evanescence and Amy Lee

Dave has accompanied Amy Lee and John LeCompt on the Fall 2006 promo tour for The Open Door (London, Barcelona, and Paris)[1] and performed with them for AOL Sessions, Yahoo! Music and VH1 Unplugged. In October 2007 he performed with Amy on The View, Fuse's The Sauce and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In February 2009, he performed with Amy and Terry Balsamo at Legends & Lyrics.[2] In November that year, he performed on Good Enough at Evanescence's Secret Show in New York.[3]

He was part of the string musicians who recorded the strings arrangement for the band's third album, Evanescence.[4]

In 2013, he and Amy wrote a song titled "Find a Way" which they performed together in November 2013 at a Wellspring House benefit concert and in March 2014 at Bluegrass Underground.[5][6]

In 2015 he, Amy and Chuck Palmer composed the score to Hammerstep's short film Indigo Grey: The Passage.[7] Later that year he played cello on Amy's cover of Portishead's It's a Fire.[8]

In 2016, he played cello on the piano/vocal version of Even in Death released on Lost Whispers.[9][10] He also performed on Amy's children's album, Dream Too Much.

In 2017, he was credited as string arranger on Amy Lee's Love Exists.[11]

In 2018, the soundtrack of Blind was released, featuring songs from Amy, Dave and Chuck Palmer. Later that year, Dave and Amy collaborated again on the song All About Anna from his duo Cellogram (formed by Eggar and Chuck Palmer).

Original score for War Story

Screenshot from the film

In 2013, Amy revealed that she and Dave recorded the score for the independent film War Story,[12] which was released on January 19, 2014 to the Sundance Film Festival, and received a wider release on July 30.[13] The soundtrack album for the film, titled Aftermath, was released on August 25, 2014.[14]

Vin1.jpg I'm very excited to tell you that @daveeggar and I scored an independent film coming out in January! Its called War Story by Mark Jackson.[15] Vin2.jpg


Enjoying an amazing career for such a young man, Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world as a solo cellist and pianist. Recent engagements included gigs at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center Festival, London's Barbican Center Concert Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, to mention a few.

A virtuoso of many styles, Dave has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including the Who, Michael Brecker, Evanescence, Josh Groban, Dave Sanborn, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kathleen Battle, Breaking Benjamin, Ray Lamontagne, Eugenia Zuckerman, Manhattan Transfer, Corinne Bailey Ray, Lyfe Jennings, Dianne Reeves, and Ornette Coleman. As a founding member of the FLUX quartet, Eggar has premiered works by Charles Ives, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, Frank Zappa, Elliot Sharp. Ornette Colemann, John Pattitucci, Oliver Lake, Augusta Read Thomas, Sir Harrison Birtwhisltle. He has composed extensively for classical and contemporary dance and has collaborated as composer or featured performer with companies such as the New York City Ballet, (Chris Wheeldon's Morphosen), Shen Wei Dance Arts (ConnectTransfer), Attack Theatre (Noto, Games of Steel, the Fitting Room), Rebecca Stenn Dance(Blueprint, Left of Fall, Carmen Sweets), Jose Limon Company (Moor's Pavane, La Malinche, Musical Offering), Thresh (Past-Present), and Dance Brasil. His work as a solo cellist has been featured in the films "Accepted", "The Last Winter", "Claire Dolan", "Joshua", and "The Roost" and he has been a member of the Lo Faber Band, the Sirius Quartet, Edible Red, and the Perks Dance music Theatre. Dave is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School's Doctoral Program. His list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine Dodge Foundation and the Leonard Bernstein Foundation for his work in contemporary music. In 1997, he was awarded SONY Records "Elevated Standards" prize for his accomplishments in the field of classical music.


  • Serenity (1998)
  • Angelic Embrace (2002)
  • Left of Blue (2005)
  • Kingston Morning (2010)
  • The Yoga Sessions: Mozart (2010)
  • Deoro XX (2011)
  • String Theory (2011)

External links


  1. "TOD Premier en Barcelona, crónica general" (in Spanish). EvanHispano. September 9, 2006. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061117103729/http://evanhispano.com/ev/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=232.
  2. "Amy Lee.Legends & Lyrics 2009. Bring me to life acustic". YouTube. June 2009.
  3. "Good Enough - Evanescence (secret show in New York City)". YouTube.
  4. Evanescence (liner notes), 2011.
  5. "I Will a Find A Way... 2013 Amy Lee". YouTube.com. November 7, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXTjhT0NpIA. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  6. "Dave Eggar & Amy Lee, Find A Way (at Bluegrass Underground)". YouTube.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FpvpyXgJrw. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  7. "EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE Helps Create Soundtrack For Sci-Fi Short Film 'Indigo Grey: The Passage'". Blabbermouth.net. September 15, 2015. https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescences-amy-lee-helps-create-soundtrack-for-sci-fi-short-film-indigo-grey-the-passage/.
  8. Lee, Amy (October 27, 2015). "Check out my cover of Portishead's "It's a Fire"...". Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeOfficial/posts/1082003645184738.
  9. Lost Whispers (liner notes), 2016.
  10. Baltin, Steve (October 12, 2016). "Evanescence’s Amy Lee at 34: How Motherhood Sparked Her Creativity, Why 'Fallen' Makes Her Cringe". Yahoo!. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/evanescences-amy-lee-at-34-how-motherhood-sparked-her-creativity-why-fallen-makes-her-cringe-030836749.html.
  11. Lee, Amy (February 9, 2017). "When I was in Italy filming the video for “Speak To Me"...". Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeOfficial/posts/1458770494174716:0.
  12. Montgomery, James (January 8, 2014). "Evanescence’s Amy Lee Is Making Music Again … Just Not For Her Band". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/1720104/evanescence-amy-lee-making-music/. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  13. "War Story (2014)". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2845578/. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  14. Childers, Chad (August 6, 2014). "Evanescence’s Amy Lee Teases ‘Aftermath’ Disc Featuring Music Inspired by ‘War Story’ Movie". Loudwire. http://loudwire.com/evanescence-amy-lee-aftermath/. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  15. Lee, Amy (December 1, 2013). "I'm very excited to tell you that @daveeggar and I...". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/407322819869949952. Retrieved August 14, 2014.